Saigon, The Cu Chi Tunnels and Lots of Cocktails October 18th 2009 Next stop on our tour of Vietnam was Ho Chi Min City itself, formally known as Saigon and fondly still called Saigon by all the locals, in fact we think it is only tourists who call it good old HCMC!!!! Anyway we had a couple of days here to potter around, it is so much bigger than Hanoi and takes a lot longer to get to all the sights. We only took in the War Remnants Museum (Formally called Mus ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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For those who don't know (surely there isn't a living soul who doesn't know???) the aim of our trip is to get to Australia without getting on a plane, after extensive research we reckon this probably isn't going to happen once we get to Indonesia, but we will try our hardest to achieve this goal and will definately go the furthest we can go by train/boat/bus/bike... full info